How to extract archives using Rox Filer

You can set a ROX Filer run action to extract archives in the current directory. You reference the current directory with the following:

$(dirname "$1")

The quotes around $1 are needed to handle names that contain spaces.

Zip files

xterm -exec unzip -d $(dirname "$1") "$@"

Tar files

xterm -exec tar -C $(dirname "$1") -xzf "$@"

An alternative

Alternatively, you could use ROX's Archive application to extract archives. See Archive | ROX Desktop.


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